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  •  Happy Birthday Michelle ! 

  • Hi Michelle,

    Just wanted to update you on the next breakfast meetup, since I will be away on vacation the week of 9/17-9/21 and will not be near a computer at all!  going on a cruise!!!  can't wait.

    Anyway:  September 29th, 11:30am (not so early this time!), Beach Grass Cafe, 1476 Encintas Blvd.

    Hope you are doing well.


  • Hi Michelle,

    Good...glad you understand the salesman thing!  I hate even putting it out there thinking people will be put off! 

    You can look it up on meetup.com/SanDiegoOrganTransplantPals.  here is my email too if you ever want to contact me:  schialtas@yahoo.com


  • Hi Neighbor!  It is always fun to find someone who is close on these websites which has people from all overy the world! 

    Glad you are doing better at a 1 1/2 yrs out!  I have been very fortunate to not have had any complications (knock on wood).  Please thank your wonderful husband for me on being a donor!  I don't know my donor, but do hope to hear from his/her family someday. 

    The Scripps system is a great system to be with.  I feel very well taken care of with them.  My team there are great!  I have my 1yr kidney biopsy on 9/14.  dont know if you've had any of those, but they are not fun.  This will be my 3rd.  Even though my new kidney is kickin butt!  my creatinine was .8 at my last blood test!

    If you are ever interested...I did start a San Diego support group on meetup.com for transplant people.  (i hate to sound like a sales person or liek I'm soliciting anything...so not me and not my intention, so a huge sorry if it sounds like I am).  But we meet for breakfast once a month, tomorrow is our Aug. meetup.  Sept one will be in Encinitas.  My father had a liver transplant 5 yrs ago, mother is caregiver to me and him.  So I have a lot of admiration for anyone who has been touched by transplant and wanted to give back in some way and found besides Rise's great sites that there is not a lot of local support.  contact me if you are ever interested in meeting with us.  Your hubbie is welcome too! Ok...enough of the pitch...again, sorry.

    thanks for friending me and responding back!  It is a pleasure to meet you and hope we can chat more, especially both being newbies!


  •   Happy Birthday Michelle !!

  • Happy birthday Michelle! (I think it's tomorrow) If you like to chat, you should check pout our weekend chat Saturday and Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. CST.

  • Hello Michelle


    Welcome to Transplant Friends!  Looking forward to learning more about you.

    Please watch our video on the home page under the title Explore-Learn-Share

    You will have a much easier time navigating this website.


    Join our kidney group when you get a chance.


    Take care of yourself,

    Enjoy your new life!


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